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  1. Is It Tiger Blood? I woke up at 4:30 am and felt rested after only five hours of sleep. Yesterday we hiked what some consider a strenuous but short hiking trail up to the most beautiful waterfall and, while it was difficult, there is no way I would consider it strenuous. We're staying in Lexington, SC right outside of Columbia and we drove the two and a half hours to Marietta, SC to hike the Falls Creek Waterfall Trail. The day before we went to Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park and walked along the canal after I swam an hour in the pool at the airbnb. Today, we will either canoe Cedar C
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  2. So, I finished the W30 with no fanfare and went straight into re-intro. Not because I was necessarily dying for something new (even though I was), but more because I was super excited to see how my previous favorite of oatmeal for breakfast fared against my new staple of eggs and veggies. Fail! Not only did I find the oatmeal unsatisfying in terms of how I remembered it tasting, I was also hungry again about 2 hours later. The same day I had some veggies, chicken and my old favorite Trader Joe's brown rice and quinoa pasta. Again, super unsatisfying! I was really discouraged by this as t
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  3. I was a W30 pro back in the day ... and now it's time to do it again. My relationship with food has become COMPLETELY unhealthy. I adhere strictly to what is considered "healthy" by some during the day, and then go completely off the rails at night. Hard day at work? Bake cookies. Hungry for dinner but no energy to cook? Postmates will deliver. I even got the Postmates Unlimited membership I was using it so much. I started buying white flour in bulk to make cookies, breads, you name it. But then I get down on myself because I'm becoming more and more dissatisfied with my health and start looki
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  4. I have a friend who says "Asking for help is inviting people to love you," and I try to remind myself of that because asking for help is something I really struggle to do. But I think you're 100% correct in your assessment. And creating the space and expectation that your kids make a contribution makes them a part of something larger in a very meaningful way--which no doubt helps build self esteem and teaches them major life lessons that will always serve them well. So I say throw that mom guilt down, lady! You're doing the best thing for everyone in "leaning on" others to make everything
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  5. This one thing really makes me happy. I love to cook and each time I remind myself, "Don't even think about it."
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  6. This is my first W30 and I eased into it because I have to be ready and know what to expect. I didn't want to try making a food and find out I didn't like it and then fall off plan or for any other reason that is food-related.
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  7. Congrats on your whole 30 and learning more about you and your reactions and relationship with certain foods during your reintro. It’s weird how sugar seems to amplify the issues. It does that to me with dairy and makes my digestive track really sick, and with gluten it causes unbelievable almost uncontrollable cravings and impulses to eat more and more. That is definitely a combo I have to be very careful about even when deemed worth it. Maybe you don’t need to put a number of days on your reset, maybe just take the time to really evaluate your NSV and how you feel until you are back to
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  8. Ah thank you for the encouragement. One of my highest love languages is words of affirmation and though it may seem silly to some words of encouragement go a long way with me. Honestly the past few days I felt like I was in survival mode and leaning heavily on my older boys to help out. I have to beat off the feelings of guilt I place on myself for not being able to do it all. Honestly though I think the having it all together expectation has taken a very unhealthy turn in our culture. When I think back to stories of my grandparents and the reading of journals of others beyond those years
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  9. I'm so impressed with the way you're taking care of yourself and everyone around you. Mindfully. In alignment with that intention of yours.
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  10. Thank you so much for your compassion--and the reminder to take it easy. I need that. Always. And yes, indeed! It sure does feel good to let those old things go. I'm really ready to move on from those old jeans!
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  11. Good to hear how things are going @decker_bear, though I'm sorry it's been unpleasant! Very good information, though, and I imagine I would have a very similar experience. That combo of gluten and sugar is a truly toxic one for me. I'm hoping to not need the reminder, ever, but who knows. I know Melissa talks about how one of whatever her worth-it food is at the moment is generally her limit. Sounds like you've come to that conclusion, too, with your vow to go to the shop and just buy one donut next time. Enjoy your W10 or whatever you decide to do to recover. No doubt it will feel like a
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  12. Really good info. Thanks so much!
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  13. Despite the rain it sounds like a fun adventure scoping out a new city to live. So excited for you on the brink of finishing your masters. what a big accomplishment. Welcome back to the boards and best of luck with your reset. May it serve you well.
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  14. Thank you for the compliment. I am healing, it’s a process for certain. I am more whole today then I was yesterday. Just being able to recognize the difficulties that I have endure and have risen above goes a long way. It helps me to realize I am a lot more in many areas than I give myself credit for.
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  15. So I'm not the only one who does this? Congratulations on those NSV's.
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  16. Prep Day 4 - Friday - Starting on Sunday (This log is not compliant) It's awesome how quickly the rules and routines around W30 come back, even though it's been a few years. I deliberately planned to start my W30 AFTER this weekend because I knew I would be helping my son move. I figured I wouldn't have as much control today over my food choices, and I wanted to be kind to myself and get the move over before I had to be on plan 100%. As it turned out, today wasn't nearly as challenging as I thought it was going to be. Breakfast - eggs, fried plantains, fried zucchini. I was j
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  17. Go you working out when you didn't want to - that's me to the ground. I'm currently resorting to mentally yelling at myself "what are you going to do if you don't? sit on your ass and browse Reddit for an hour before dinner?" then I get my butt out there and do it, resenting it the whole time LOL. Easing in is a great idea. I definitely have to keep treats out of the house too - luckily my husband and I have very different taste in treats (he's T1 and had chocolate and cookies with sugar substitutes, and I can't stand fake sugar taste), so as long as I keep my chosen treats away, I can ig
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  18. Totally!! I think mindset is a huge chunk of where people can get stuck. I think that easing into it also helps to trouble shoot problem areas (like not eating enough) before you're 6 days in and faced with restarting if you hit something you didn't prepare for. Kind of like a dress rehearsal.
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  19. I like to ease into it myself...it seems to help, getting into a preparation mindset. I'm looking forward to following your journey!
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  20. Wednesday - Prep Day #2 (Starting Sunday - this log is not compliant) Breakfast - red potato, zucchini, eggs Lunch - Salad with romaine lettuce, primal kitchen ceasar dressing, tomatoes, zucchini, canned chicken, cuties, half bottle booch, 2 peanut butter cookies (cookies not compliant) Snack - Eggs with coconut aminos and vinegar, crio bru with coconut oil Dinner - Taco stuffed sweet potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, plumbcot, asparagus (3 peanut butter cookies) Insights - I ate the cookies at lunch, but convinced myself I needed to at least finish the salad first (which I d
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